Adorable Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving (+Free Turkey Template!)

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Today we have a fun popsicle stick turkey craft! Really it’s more of a turkey puppet, but regardless it’s a fantastic thanksgiving kids craft! We’ll even give you a free turkey template so your kiddos can easily make their own turkey too!

Turkey popsicle stick craft

With Thanksgiving coming up, Turkey crafts are a must!

Today we are making this adorable popsicle stick turkey craft.

Make sure to check out some of our other turkey crafts for kids too, like our Paper Bag Turkey Craft and out Toilet Paper Turkey Craft.

Supplies Needed for Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft

To make this adorable little turkey craft, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Colored craft paper
  • Craft feathers
  • Googly eyes or our printable eyes
  • Popsicle sticks

You’ll also need:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How to Make the Popsicle Stick Turkey

To make the turkey you’ll need the supplies listed above, as well as our turkey template which you can grab at the end of this tutorial.

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

First, you’ll need to select your craft paper colors.

We used gray for the body, orange for the turkey’s beak and legs, and red for his wattle.

Then download, print and cut out the turkey template pieces.

Finally, cut each piece of the turkey template out and trace it to your color coordinating paper.

paper turkey craft template

Step 2: Attach the Turkey Pieces

Attach the wattle piece to the head part of the turkey body piece.

Then attach the turkey’s legs and toward the bottom half like shown below.

paper turkey template

Step 3: Attach the Turkey’s Beak

Now you can attach the beak on the top side of the wattle, slightly overlapping the top of the wattle.

Also, attach the turkey googly eyes.

simple turkey made with paper turkey template

Step 4: Attach the Turkey’s Feathers

Now flip the paper turkey over.

Grab a few of the colored feathers and attach them on the backside of the paper turkey.

Making sure the feathers are visible from the front of the turkey.

See how we put the feathers up high on the turkey’s body.

gluing feathers on to paper turkey craft

Step 5: Add More Feathers

Mix and match different colored craft feathers to make a fun pattern.

You can add as many or as few feathers as you like.

I think next time we make a turkey like this, we will add tons of feathers for a fun turkey tail.

turkey with feathers carft

Step 6: Grab the Wings

Now that your turkey has a face, legs and a tail, it’s time to add a set of wings.

thanksgiving popsicle stick turkey craft

Step 7: Attach the Turkey Wings

Now attach the wing cutouts to each side of the turkey, like shown below.

paper turkey with red and yellow feathers craft for kids

Step 8: Attach Your Turkey to the Popsicle Stick

Now that your paper turkey is complete with all of it’s body parts, attach your turkey to the popsicle stick.

Now you have an adorable turkey on a stick, or turkey puppet.

Whichever you prefer to call it.

paper turkey craft with popsicle stick
Kids turkey popsicle stick craft

Grab the Turkey Template

To grab the free printable turkey template, put your email in the box below.

We’ll send the free printable straight to your inbox along with some other goodies!

The template is for personal or classroom use only please, not for commercial use. Thank you!

turkey popsicle stick puppet step by step photos

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